Reward offered in illegal killing of javelina - Tucson News Now

Reward offered in illegal killing of javelina

Source: AZ Game and Fish Source: AZ Game and Fish
BISBEE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There is a reward being offered for information about a javelina that was killed by poachers during the Christmas holiday.

Arizona Game and Fish is offering up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing.  The javelina was found shot in the head and then possibly dragged down a residential area south of Bisbee. 

The javelina was discovered with an orange extension cord going through its mouth, in a residential area east of Naco Highway, near the corner of Della and Bowers streets. 

 "Poachers are not hunters. They are criminals stealing wildlife from the citizens of Arizona," said acting Regional Supervisor Gabriel Paz of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a recent news release. "The possibility that the carcass was dragged along a residential street on Christmas Day is especially troubling to us."

Anyone with information about the case may contact Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700, anonymously if need be, and reference OGT#12-003156. Calls are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Information may also be provided on-line at   http://www.azgfd.gov/ogt_form.shtml

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